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Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Maillezais abbey at 2 km from Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux

Visit Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Maillezais abbey at 2 km and Nieul-sur-l'Autise at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux in Pays de la Loire.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 2 km (direction south-east)

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the...

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a traditional watermill...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 10 km (direction north-west)

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also home...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring...

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 15 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment...

See Marais Poitevin guide


at 20 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

See Marans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval castle...

See Vouvant guide


at 23 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have...

See Niort guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 30 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century castles...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 32 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre...

See Surgeres guide


at 33 km (direction west)

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral...

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 33 km (direction west)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the roman, gothic,...

See Luçon cathedral guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make La...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vendee

Map of places to visit near Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux


Markets in and near Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (10km)
  • Benet: market Monday (12km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (23km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (31km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (35km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (40km)

More information about Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux, France

What to do at Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux.


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Aulnay église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (51km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (2km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (6km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (11km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (27km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (36km)
  • La Guyonnière (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (12km)
  • Forêt de Benon (20km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (14km)
  • Zoodyssée (38km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux is in the west of France at 60 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux is 360 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux

Canton: Maillezais

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85420

Distance to Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 360 km

from Calais: 542 km

from Nice: 697 km

from Bordeaux: 173 km

from Strasbourg: 683 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car from a cross-channel ferry port - Saint Malo is convenient at around 3 hours drive. For driving distances to Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouille-Courdault, Doix, Fontaines, Le Mazeau, Liez, Maille, Maillezais, Nieul-sur-l'Autise, Saint-Martin-de-Fraigneau and Saint-Sigismond.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux

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